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Where did the English Heartsong family come from? What is the English Heartsong family crest and coat of arms? When did the Heartsong family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Heartsong family history?
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heartsong family name include Hartsong, Hartstrong, Hartstronge, Hartsonge, Heartsong, Heartsronge, Hardsong, Hartson, Heartson, Hartstonge, Hartstong, Hedstrong, Headstrong, Eartstron, Artstrong, Eartsrong and many more.
First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heartsong research. Another 262 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Heartsong History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Heartsong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Heartsong family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Heartsong surname or a spelling variation of the name include: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. William Hartson was granted land in Virginia in 1677. An Aaron Hartson was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario, Canada..
The Heartsong Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heartsong Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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